Friday, April 18, 2008

The Blessed Event

The due date is drawing near. My daughter-in-law and son are ready. I'm preparing to fly next week to be with them in anticipation of the Blessed Event. (Remember Kill The Wabbit?)

I remember when I was pregnant with my children, my grandma and great aunts would not refer to me as "pregnant". I was "with child" or "in a family way". The birth itself was not "labor, or delivery, it was referred to as simply, "the Blessed Event".

I always thought it just odd or quirky of them, but being devout Catholics I always had the feeling that it was just a prudish way of referring to the consequences of sex without any verbal ques that the woman involved wasn't anything but as pure as the Mother of God herself.

I'll be flying next Friday, navigating my layovers and connecting flights with my cane and carryon baggage. It's always an adventure, but I feel up to the task. I have been as stable as I have ever been with my MS lately. (somebody knock wood)
I've been busy preparing to leave the boys (Bubbie's Hubby and the Furry Monster), cooking and freezing the dog food (yes Martha is still alive), finishing some art projects, and gathering my stuff to pack.

So I leave you for awhile with this present. I Googled "Blessed Event " and besides the Pope's Holy Schedule for his visit to New york City, I found this recipe:



Blessed Event Recipe

Ingredients for a Blessed Event:

Applejack® Brandy
Benedictine Herbal Liqueur
Curacao Orange Liqueur
Lime Juice
Quantities for one drink:
2 oz Applejack® Brandy
2 oz Benedictine Herbal Liqueur
1 Dash Curacao Orange Liqueur
3/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice

Blending Instructions:
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes
Shake well, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve
Serve in a Cocktail Glass


Joan said...

Have a safe trip Bubbie! I hope all goes well with the wabbit (it was one of my favorite cartoons, also).

Anne said...

Be safe....and have a great time!

mdmhvonpa said...

Watch out that the TSA does not try to confiscate your cane!

Bubbie said...

thank you all, I will have a great time.
mdmh...: the Thousands Standing Around won't mess with THE Bubbie!

Miss Chris said...

I hope all goes well on your trip. And with the "Blessed Event". Isn't it funny how people could never bring themselves to talk about pregnancy or...heaven